Laura Deck Stones


Laura is an attorney at Schwartz Hannum PC and a member of the Firm’s Labor and Employment and Education Practice groups. She provides counsel and representation to businesses and independent schools in litigation and all aspects of the employer-employee relationship.

Laura advises clients in employment matters including employment disputes, claims of discrimination and harassment, employment agreements, investigations, and wage and hour disputes. She counsels clients in federal and state labor and employment laws, including employee handbooks, criminal background checks, hiring and terminations, and employment agreements.

Prior to joining the Firm, Laura served as an attorney-adviser with the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., where she provided counsel on matters related to congressional oversight, including investigations by the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Benghazi, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. In addition to her work on congressional investigations, she advised on the handling of sensitive and classified information, federal recordkeeping and transparency requirements, and labor and employment law. Prior to her federal service in Washington, she was a labor and employment associate at Proskauer Rose LLP in Boston, MA.

Laura received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School where she was Article Selection Editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. Laura holds an M.A. in Security Studies with a concentration in U.S. National Security from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and a B.S. in International Relations and History from the London School of Economics and Political Science.


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  • Vanderbilt University Law School (2012)
  • Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, M.A. (2008)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, First Class Honors (2007)

Bar Admissions


U.S. District Court

  • Massachusetts

Professional Affiliations

  • Boston Bar Association